Explore the most popular rock climbing trails in Texas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 day ago

The views along the way are good. I went around sunset and it was really nice to see the sun setting along the mountains. The last half of the trail is very Rocky and unfriendly though and easy to get lost so keep your hiking boots ready.

It does feel like you're on another planet. Not many markings for the trail, but I don't think they're needed as you can just keep walking uphill.

Not very well marked, but decent views for the effort

Well-kept, varied terrain & elevation, scenic trail in the middle of a suburb. Would give it a 5 but very crowded at noon on a weekday—of course, that’s a sign of its popularity, so just the price to pay for a good hike.

This trail is an amazing contrast to the trek up the mountain. I went in November and the colors were outstanding.

7 days ago

Nice, easier, clean trail to practice packing on

awesome hike, definitely recommend this.

trail running
11 days ago

Awesome trail for elevation change, also the views there are spectacular.

Heat unique area limited access call them for information

Enjoyed the hike. It was a bit busy when I went; however, the trail was very clean.

At the start of the trail, you turn right (left is Mundy trail), and from there on out you can choose either direction because they take you to the same place, the glider take off. Great for resting, eating, views, you name it. From then take the left trail (will merge with Mundy trail again) and follow the signs. It will all loop back to the beginning. One of my favorite hikes so far!

One of the hardest trails I've done in Austin. None of the stairs are brutal, but there are so many! Would definitely recommend you start at the end with the pond so you can have downhill on the way back.

fun trail, tons of stairs

Loved the cottonwood spring. Perfect for a picnic! The area where the trees and the spring is are so gorgeous. Will be back again. Definitely take the Agave loop instead of the rocks

16 days ago

Is too easy

Is too easy

Great Trail in the Greater Austin area. I parked at the bottom and did the out and back trail, a little over 6 miles according to the signage. Starts out easy, but definitely increases in difficulty closer to the upper trail head. 2,736 steps is no joke. For once the way back down felt a little easier than going up! Took me about 2:40 round trip. (That is with a rest at the top and a few photo ops along the way). Enjoy!

This was a scenic trail that ran along side a river for half the trail and then went up some texas hills. Starting from the bottom, the trail was pretty easy (although muddy from rain) until about halfway when the incline increased to fairly difficult (lots of steps) til the top. This trail took two hours up and back and with a snack break, being a fairly athletic person with a quick pace.

Nice trail! Very steep at some places and features natural beauty!

25 days ago

My first time doing Hiking! I finish it all, the view is amazing!

25 days ago

Great hike! Be sure to stay on the trail for a hard but much easier than veering off the path time. Adults and young children can handle sticking on the blue trail if time is taken for proper footing. Nice views at the top and the mirror isn’t far from the first major top.

26 days ago

Great hike, definitely hard. This is our first time in this trail and we went up to Mounmoth following the trail. We saw varios groups going up through the middle. We came back down the middle and I will not recommend going up that way since the rocks are way too loose. Plus the view using the trail is breathtaking.
Hiking boots and water is a must. Some areas don’t seem bad, but some areas you are literally crawling/climbing up.
Great hike with awesome views. Next time we will do the whole trail to McKelligon Canyon.

Very nice hiking area.

Trail very well marked and enjoyed all the informative information along the trail telling the history of Palo Pinto County. Old rock bridge was awesome.

Very unique formation. Be sure to walk around all sides of the upper area to take advantage of the different vistas and views of the park area.

View was breathtaking ❤️

trail running
29 days ago

Awesome once again. Will keep coming back.

Take the Ron Coleman Trail, not this one. I thought it would be cool to get a view of El Paso and Juarez from the south, but ended up walking through nothing but cactus patches (there's not much of a trail). My girlfriend has a huge scar on her butt from sliding down the mountain, but don't tell her I said that. We ended up hiking down the West side of the mountain and getting an Uber all the way back to the trailhead. Two Stars instead of One because it was kinda my fault too.

Amazing views!

This is an easy loop trail that gives a few nice views and solitude. Family friendly.

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